Alan Dershowitz can usually be relied on for a fair legal analysis.
A life-long registered Democrat he’s been fair to Trump in his legal analysis for years — and by fair I mean he simply gives his honest opinion and not the MSM narrative.
Imagine that, right?
And yes, I know someone in the comments will say he was on Epstein Island so he can’t be trusted.
That’s not the point of this article.
Debate that to your heart’s content, but right now I find his analysis here to be spot on.
Dershowitz says the case brought by Jack Smith is WEAK — laughably weak — and it doesn’t pass the “Banana Republic Test”.
But….if Trump were convicted by a corrupted jury, Dershowitz says the Supreme Court will overturn it in a heartbeat.
Trump would lose in the circuit court appeal but then win at the Supreme Court.
Alan Dershowitz says Trump conviction will be overturned by the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/qeo1YN8JVg
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 2, 2023
And here is a longer breakdown from Dershowitz talking to Glenn Beck:
Alan Dershowitz tells @glennbeck: "This doesn't satisfy the Banana Republic test. In Banana Republics, presidents prosecute their political opponents and the stronger their political opponents are in the polls, the more likely they are to be prosecuted." pic.twitter.com/uTUnom7MPG
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) August 2, 2023
And from Newsmax:
"The standard should be very, very high when you're going after the incumbent president's opponent. Otherwise we start getting close to banana republic. That's where presidents prosecute their political opponents and that's not what we want in America." — Alan Dershowitz pic.twitter.com/cQhFNNy2qy
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) August 2, 2023
Here’s more, from the Post Millenial:
On Tuesday, Biden’s Department of Justice filed yet another indictment against Donald Trump, this time regarding alleged “efforts to overturn the 2020 election” via the events that culminated in the January 6 Capitol riot. Special Prosecutor Jack Smith announced four charges: conspiracy to defraud the government, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights.
Following the announcement, lawyer and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz sat down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity to discuss the former president’s legal prospects, suggesting that while he would likely be convicted, the ruling would be overturned by the Supreme Court.
“They claim that Donald Trump actually believed that he lost the election, that everything he did was fraudulent, that he conspired with unnamed lawyers to affect the election,” Dershowitz began.
“You’re allowed to challenge elections. Indeed the best way to challenge elections is to come up with a slate of alternate electors … The government has the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt that subjectively, Donald Trump actually believed that he lost the election and acted contrary to that belief.”
“There is no smoking gun,” he continued. “There is no one who is credibly prepared to testify that Donald Trump said to him, ‘I know personally I lost the election’. There’s a lot of evidence that people told him he lost the election, but you know Donald Trump, and you know that he’s gonna make up his own mind.”